Mercantile on Morris, a new mixed-use redevelopment in the heart of historic Birmingham

Site of the Mercantile on Morris re-development. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Orchestra Partners, the commercial real estate development company behind Founders Station, Woolworth and projects around Avondale is redeveloping a major portion of Birmingham’s iconic Morris Avenue and 1st Avenue North.

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I called the 59/20 road closure hotline: Here’s what happened

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Get ready for the detours (Christine Hull/Bham Now)

The Road Closures Are Here

Unfortunately, the I-59/20 bridge and road closures have arrived, prompting the Alabama Department of Transportation to activate their road closure hotline. The purpose of the call center, which will be fully manned by ALDOT employees 24/7, is to help confused drivers navigate around the road closures. The closures will constantly change the detour routes, making this a fun game of whack-a-mole for us all!

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Clear skies predicted in Birmingham for ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ total lunar eclipse events

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in Huntsville taken in 2018, photo by Sam Calhoun

For skywatchers anxious to see the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse on the evening of January 20, the Weather Channel forecast for Birmingham is clear and very cold.

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United Way, Vettes-4-Vets and others to launch region-wide needs assessment to support veterans and families

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Lula Skowronek, Director of Priority Veteran. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

How do you best serve and meet the needs of more than 55,000 veterans and their families in Jefferson and Shelby counties?

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We are always looking for ways to make Bham Now a better site for our readers to gather information, learn about new things in Birmingham and find out what’s going on with your favorite businesses. Sometimes, that means crowdsourcing some info. Enter: the Bham Now survey.

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Sign up for unlimited boxing-inspired workouts at Battle Republic in Homewood. Get 20% off Aviate gear all year!

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Brandon Snipes, a founding trainer at Battle Republic, in an Aviate Wool City Hat ($42). Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Hey, how are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Maybe it’s time to kick (and punch) it up a notch at Battle Republic, a boxing-inspired gym in downtown Homewood. If you need workout gear, even better. Sign up for unlimited classes at Battle Republic and enjoy a 20 percent discount on gear from Aviate, the nationally loved Birmingham brand that inspires us to “Play Hard,” for a whole year.

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3 Tips for gallery wall installations from a framing professional at Four Corners Gallery

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Four Corners Gallery can make all your gallery wall dreams come true. Photo via Four Corners Gallery

Gallery walls are all the rage right now, and for good reason — they can liven up a room with color, fill a large wall that is otherwise awkward or bring unity to a space that feels cluttered. If you are an art lover or collector of any kind, gallery walls are a great way to put the things you love on display. But what happens when you find out it can be overwhelming to try to put together your own perfect gallery wall? You call in a professional.

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Meet the fun people behind the scenes at Closets by Design in Birmingham

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l-r: Karen, Aly, Dustin, and Naomi at Birmingham’s Closets by Design. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Do you get the same thrill from HGTV that other people get from ESPN? Do you love organizing things, and making your space just so? If so, you’ll want to get to know the folks at Closets by Design in Birmingham. They have a dedicated creative team that can help bring your organizational fantasies to life.

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Magic City Dentistry to hold winter party on January 24, with new art, free Botox consultations and a special offer

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Art installation at Magic City Dentistry by Lauren Strain. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

What makes Magic City Dentistry different? The beautiful art on their walls and the friendly personal service of course!

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Winter ales and seasonal beers at 7 of Birmingham’s breweries including Good People Brewing Co.

Kyle Hulsey at Good People Brewing Company can help you find, which seasonal craft beer is for you. Photo by Holly Moore

Breweries are founded on a common love for wonderful craft beer, but they are also where communities are built.

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Reminder: don’t forget to register for Samford Academy of the Arts summer camps and classes

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Registration for Samford Academy of the Arts summer camps opened on Tuesday, January 15. Along with the camps, several slots remain available for January classes, including the Wellness Kitchen, languages and adult piano.

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5 ways Nexus Fitness is changing the way people get fit including a holistic health program and a January promo!

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Nexus Fitness is changing the way people get fit in 2019. Photo via Nexus Fitness

What is Nexus Fitness? You can look back at this article for all the details on one of Birmingham’s newest gym concepts, but here’s a little background: Nexus Fitness was started by Chris Wade, former Clemson football player. He combines Crossfit with a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout style, called Xcel, at his facility in West Homewood.

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